Erica Fernandes

Erica Fernandes (born 7 May 1993)[1] is an Indian actress and model known for her portrayal of Dr. Sonakshi Bose in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi and Prerna Sharma in Kasautii Zindagii Kay.

Erica Fernandes
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Erica Jennifer Fernandes

(1993-05-07) 7 May 1993 (age 27)
Alma materUniversity of Mumbai
Years active2013–present
Known forKuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi
Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Home townMangalore, Karnataka, India

Early lifeEdit

Fernandes was born on 7 May 1993 in Mumbai to Ralph Fernandes and Lavina Fernandes in a Konkani Mangalorean Catholic family.[2] Born and raised in Kurla, Mumbai, she did her schooling from Holy Cross High School, Kurla and completed her pre-degree course from SIES College, Sion. She had enrolled for a BA degree from St Andrew's College, Bandra; however, she discontinued her studies to pursue modelling.


Since 2010, Fernandes has taken part in pageants like Pantaloons Femina Miss Maharashtra 2011 amongst other titles.[3]

She was selected to play the lead role in the bilingual Virattu/Dega, featuring newcomer Sujiv, son of the director Kumar.[4]

Director Sasi had seen pictures of her at Meera Kathiravan's office, with whom she was shooting another film, when he was casting for Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu. Sasi offered her a role of a software engineer in the film alongside Bharath, who plays her love interest.[5] Due to the delay of her other films, Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu became her first release. In 2014, she made her debut in Kannada with the film Ninnindale featuring alongside Puneeth Rajkumar, which was followed by her debut Hindi film Babloo Happy Hai, directed by Nila Madhab Panda.[6] In February 2014, Virattu eventually released. Its Telugu version however was pushed to late 2014 and Galipatam became her first Telugu release. The film received decent reviews from critics, who also noted that Fernandes "does a good job" and "shows maturity".[7][8][9]

Her delayed film with Kathiravan, Vizhithiru released on 6 October 2017[10] and sees her feature amongst an ensemble cast including Krishna, Venkat Prabhu and Sara Arjun.

In 2016, Fernandes made her television debut with Sony TV's Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi where she portrayed the character of Dr. Sonakshi Bose opposite Shaheer Sheikh.[11] Her pairing with Sheikh was appreciated.[12] For her performance in the show, she won the Asian Viewers Television Award for Female Actor Of The Year and the Lions Gold Award for Best Onscreen Jodi.

Since 2018, she has been portraying Prerna Sharma in Star Plus's Kasautii Zindagii Kay opposite Parth Samthaan.[13] For her performance; Fernandes won the Kalakar Award for Most Popular Actress, the Indian Telly Award for Best Onscreen Jodi Popular, the Gold Award for Best Actor Female Critics and the Asian Viewers Television Award for Female Actor Of The Year.


In 2017, Fernandes was ranked 4th in Times of India's 20 Most Desirable Women on Indian Television List.[14]

In 2018, she was placed 15th in Biz Asia's TV Personality List.[15] She was listed 3rd in Times of India's Top 20 Most Desirable Women on Indian Television 2018 List.[16]

In 2019, Fernandes was placed 13th in Eastern Eye's 50 Sexiest Asian Women of 2019 List.



Year Film Role Language
2013 Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu Manjari Tamil
2014 Ninnindale Pramila Kannada
Babloo Happy Hai Natasha Hindi
Virattu Shri Tamil
Galipatam Swathi Telugu
Dega Shri Telugu
2015 Buguri Ishanya Kannada
2017 Vizhithiru Christina Tamil


Year Show Role Reference
2016–2017 Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi Dr. Sonakshi Bose [11]
2018–present Kasautii Zindagii Kay Prerna Sharma Basu [17]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result Ref
2015 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Debut Actress (Kannada) Ninnindale Nominated
2016 Gold Awards Best Onscreen Jodi

(With Shaheer Sheikh)

Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi Nominated [18]
Best Debut Female Nominated
Asian Viewers Television Awards Female Actor Of The Year Won [19]
2017 Lions Gold Awards Best Onscreen Jodi

(With Shaheer Sheikh)

2018 Asian Viewers Television Awards Female Actor Of The Year Nominated [20]
2019 Kalakar Awards Most Popular Actress Kasautii Zindagii Kay Won [21]
Indian Telly Awards Best Actress In Lead Role (Popular) Nominated
Best Jodi Popular

(With Parth Samthaan)

Won [22]
Gold Awards Best Actor Female (Popular) Nominated
Best Actor Female (Critics) Won [23]
Best Onscreen Jodi Popular

(With Parth Samthaan)

Most Fit Actor (Female) N/A Nominated
Style Diva N/A Won [23]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Kasautii Zindagii Kay Nominated
Asian Viewers Television Awards Female Actor Of The Year Won [24]
2020 Lions Gold Awards Best Actress (Critics) Nominated

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Parth Samthaan celebrates Kasautii co-star Erica Fernandes's birthday in Mussoorie". India Today.
  2. ^ Kavya Christopher (18 October 2013), "Puneeth is very down to earth: Erica Fernandes", The Times of India, retrieved 6 June 2015
  3. ^ Neha Madaan (8 August 2011), "Erica Fernandes is Miss Maharashtra 2011", The Times of India, retrieved 26 July 2017
  4. ^ Rinku Gupta (15 April 2013), "I am not Ileana's sister, I am Erica", The New Indian Express, retrieved 26 July 2017
  5. ^ "Review: Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu is a breezy entertainer". Rediff.
  6. ^ Jyoti Prabhakar (29 December 2012), "Nila Madhab Panda's next film revolves around Delhi", The Times of India, retrieved 26 July 2017
  7. ^ Suresh Kavirayani (10 January 2016), "Movie Review 'Gaalipatam': Innovative marital drama", The Deccan Chronicle (published 9 August 2014), retrieved 26 July 2017
  8. ^ Ranjani Rajendra (8 August 2014). "Bold and unapologetic". The Hindu. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  9. ^ Sangeetha Seshagiri (8 August 2014), "'Galipatam' Review Roundup: Bold Attempt, Worth a Watch", International Business Times, retrieved 26 July 2017
  10. ^ Vizhithiru
  11. ^ a b "Erica Fernandes 'thrilled' about TV debut". The Indian Express. 27 January 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  12. ^ "5 reasons why we love 'Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi' lead pair Sonakshi, Dev". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Kasautii Zindagii Kay promo: SRK introduces Parth and Erica as Anurag and Prerna". The Indian Express.
  14. ^ "Meet The Times 20 Most Desirable Women on TV - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  15. ^ # (25 December 2018). "TV Personality 2018: Live updates". BizAsia | Media, Entertainment, Showbiz, Events and Music. Retrieved 6 May 2019.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  16. ^ "Meet TV's most desirable actresses". The Times of India.
  17. ^ "Erica Fernandes on Kasautii Zindagii Kay: I relate a lot to Prerna's character". The Indian Express.
  18. ^ "Gold Awards 2016: Nomination List". Filmibeat.
  19. ^ "AVTA 2016: Winners List". BizAsia.
  20. ^ "AVTA 2018: Nominations List". BizAsia.
  21. ^ "Kalakar Awards 2019: Shivangi Joshi, Erica Fernandes, Nakuul Mehta walk away with trophies". ABP Live.
  22. ^ "Indian Telly Awards 2019: Winners". The Indian Express.
  23. ^ a b "Gold Awards 2019: Hina Khan, Karan Singh Grover, Erica Fernandes win big. See pics". Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  24. ^ "Erica Fernandes and Harshad Chopda win big at Asian Viewers Television Awards in London". The Times of India.

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